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Mariah Maloney Dance Spring Soiree
Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium
Rochester, NY
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Mariah Maloney Dance Spring Soiree
Saturday April 27 8:00 PM

Mariah Maloney, a former member of world-renowned Trisha Brown Dance Company caught the attention of Rochester last fall in the first ever Rochester Fringe Festival. Her company is nationally recognized with performances at venues including the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, La MaMa Moves Dance Festival in New York City, Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California and The George Eastman House in Rochester, NY.  This Spring Mariah Maloney Dance returns to the Rochester stage with an evening of dance Saturday April 27, 2013 8:00 pm at Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium located at 31 Prince St, Rochester, NY.

Maloney presents 2013 world premieres Light Solo and Dance Letters. In Light Solo Maloney navigates intimacy, illumination and motion as she glides in between and through the auditorium's nooks, crannies and wide-open elevated spaces. Emma Scholl's warm white LED costume is magical and enchanting.  In Dance Letters, four women accomplish a series of horizontal linear formations as they flirtatiously foray around the edges of the space delivering airy gestures.  Shared phrase materials fracture and dissolve into juxtaposition leaving behind earlier sensate and tranquil "togetherness". The dancers flock and churn the space, accessing weight, force and rigor. 2012 premieres include Talvi Valo (Winter Light) and Space Pixelation. Talvi Valo (Winter Light) is inspired by a recent trip to Finland and explores visibility, liquidity and time.  Space Pixelation featuring New York City dancer and Brockport MFA alum, Hannah Seidel, exploits the body's potential for articulation.  

Mariah reflects on the creative process for building "Light Solo"

"Each day my body seems to have its own weather/climate/mood and I create materials that come from the day.  In addition my father told me a story about a sparkler dance he and his friend Bob performed for my twin sister and I outside in the middle of the Winter when we were two years old living without electricity in an Alaskan homesteader log cabin. I almost remember it. I have always marveled at the magic of light  moonlight sparkle on snow, ocean waters changing reflective hue, stars, bubbles floating in the air catching the light.

When I create the materials I imagine myself in darkness illuminated by costume and in part this image informs the Phrases - I am perhaps becoming an object of light and the choreography is a vehicle for transmitting the light experience to the viewers."  Mariah Maloney

What people are saying about Mariah Maloney Dance.
"vigorous approach to modern dance."  Stuart Low, Democrat and Chronicle

"powerful and successfully enacted Maloney's piece marked the distinction between participant and observer. " Casey Carlsen, City News

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival "a veritable dance explosion" Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

"Mariah Maloney's Talvi Valo (Winter Light) charming engagement with formalism in post-modern dance,  beauty and simplicity." Lisa Race, Artistic Director RaceDance

What people say about Mariah Maloney, soloist, Trisha Brown Dance Company (1995-2002).

"Mariah Maloney's slow-motion dance was a shining example of perfect control." Anna Kosowska-Czubaj, The Warsaw Voice

"We marvel at the balance, of course, but also, because Maloney overlaps Fisher slightly, the woman in back can't bend quite as far." Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice

"watch Mariah Maloney dance two solo interludes.  One, called 'Rage,' was agitated. In the other, appropriately titled ''Ladder,'' she comically entangled herself with a stepladder." Jack Anderson, The New York Times


Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium (View)
31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607
United States


Arts > Dance

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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